Two vicious killers hunted throughout Eire after bolting on non permanent launch as cops worry pair bought practice south

TWO vicious killers are being hunted throughout Eire after they bolted when briefly allowed out of jail.

Stephen McParland and Alison McDonagh had been final seen with baggage at Belfast’s foremost rail station on Saturday.

3 Stephen McParland and Alison McDonagh had been final seen with baggage at Belfast’s foremost rail station on Saturday Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation

3 McDonagh was jailed in 2006 for stabbing a consuming pal Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation

3 McParland was banged up for the brutal homicide of his pal in 1997 Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation

Cops in Northern Eire imagine they could have boarded a practice south and might be wherever in Eire.

The PSNI mentioned it has been in communication with Gardai concerning the lethal pair.

It has urged members of the general public to not strategy them if noticed.

McDonagh, 49, and McParland, 54, are life prisoners who face but extra time behind bars if they’re caught.

Police have appealed for them at hand themselves in.

McDonagh was jailed in 2006 for stabbing her consuming pal George McDowell, 47, within the neck two years earlier in Belfast’s Rathcoole space.

Her trial was advised she had a behavior of “carrying knives.”

In 2016 she fled from custody throughout a jail placement scheme and was caught 4 days later.

It’s believed she has absconded on three events earlier than, and been introduced again behind bars days later in every case.

She was on a pre-release scheme when she fled on Saturday.

McParland was banged up for the brutal homicide of his pal Gary McKimm, 34, in 1997.

The Belfast man was branded a “bully and coward” throughout his trial for what the choose mentioned was the “extended, cruel” assault on an already unconscious man.

McParland had repeatedly kicked, punched and stamped on his sufferer following a row over a £20 mortgage.

His trial heard he laughed and shouted “Die, die, die, you b*****d” as he killed his pal.

He was on a quick pre-release “testing” scheme when he did a runner on Saturday.

The jailbirds, loaded with baggage, had been final seen at Belfast’s Lanyon Place Prepare Station on that day.


A picture issued by the PSNI reveals they entered the rail station at 1.45pm.

A practice to Dublin left the station 20 minutes later and it’s believed the killer pair might have been on board.

Issuing the alert, police mentioned McDonagh is roughly 5’ 2” and of stocky construct with auburn hair and inexperienced eyes.

She has two tattoos together with the phrases ‘mum’ and ‘dad’ on the underside of her proper forearm.

She was final seen sporting a sky blue colored puffa jacket and light-coloured leggings carrying a bag for all times and pulling a trolley bag.

McParland is described as being round 5’ 10” tall and of medium construct with blue eyes and balding, dirty-fair hair.

He has a tattoo on his left arm. He was final seen sporting a black hooded coat and gray bottoms with a considerable amount of baggage together with Sports activities Direct hold-alls.


In an announcement cops mentioned An Garda Siochana had been “contacted in relation to this investigation.”

The PSNI mentioned the pair remained at giant and urged “anybody who has seen them, or who is aware of of their whereabouts, to not strategy them, however to contact police on 101 quoting reference 1972 of 21/1/23.

“We’d additionally enchantment on to Alison McDonagh and Stephen McParland at hand themselves in.

“Alternatively, data can be offered to the unbiased charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is one hundred pc nameless.”

A garda spokesperson mentioned: “For operational causes, An Garda Síochána has no remark at the moment.”

Throughout her three week homicide trial McDonagh, beforehand often called Alison Michelle Martin, heard she knew her sufferer for lower than a month earlier than she took his life.

She claimed innocence saying she had been arrange whereas looking for Mr McDowell someplace to stay.

She was sentenced to a minimal of 12 years.

But her time behind bars at Hydebank Wooden jail was prolonged because of her behavior of attempting to flee.

In the meantime, her pal McParland has an extended legal historical past together with a conviction for tried homicide.

Whereas at Maghaberry Jail, after being sentenced to at the very least 16 years, he has taken writing courses and enrolled in a journalism course.